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Jul 2, 2011 5:30pm PDT
that will bring them to this country next week. n nbc's peter alexander is in montreal tonight. peter? >> reporter: kate, good evening to you. get this. before it's all said and done today, william and kate will have spent barely six hours here in montreal, canada's second largest city, before they head up the st. lawrence river, to their next stop, and you might say today the urkts k's future king and queen officially put down roots here in canada. even in a glamorous gray dress and heels, kate wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty as the newlyweds planted a ceremonial tree in ottawa, a symbol of their love. joining the royals more than a dozen couples celebrating 50 and 60 years together, all married on april 29th, the same day as william and kate. and in an exchange reminiscent of william's mother, princess diana, the young couple comforted a cancer patient, who would later say their kindness had given them a tremendous lift. william and kate attended another ceremony at the canadian war museum, visiting veterans and their families, but in many ways, this weekend's stop in quebec wi
NBC
Jul 3, 2011 5:30pm PDT
heal and to embrace life. nbc's peter alexander has their story. >> ready, set, go! >> reporter: they are fun-loving and fearless. a brave group of women with something else in common, too. they are all military widows. who lost their loved ones in iraq and afghanistan. taryn davis was 21 when her husband, michael, was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq in 2007. >> one of the last things i said to him was i love you more than life itself. >> reporter: living without michael is an everyday struggle. >> when i went out into the world i just felt like they didn't want to embrace who i was. which was a military widow. and in the back of my mind, i'm thinking, that title, it symbolizes my husband's sacrifice and my own. and if i can get through it, maybe one day it can signify my survival. >> reporter: to help her own healing, taryn began reaching out to other widows. but talking alone wasn't enough. soon, taryn started organizing events, like parasailing. surfing, even swimming with dolphins. to bring this courageous group of women together in what she called the american widow proje
NBC
Jul 3, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. and celebrating their husbands' memories. >> awesome, man. >> reporter: peter alexander, nbc news.
NBC
Jul 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
company. as peter alexander reminds us, rolling out the royal red carpet has actually evolved into a time-honored american tradition. >> reporter: any hard feelings left over from the american revolution have clearly dissipated in 235 years. the arrival this weekend of a charming young prince and his striking new bride has rekindled our love affair with british royalty. from king george and the queen mother and charles and lady di, they've all crossed the pond to introduce themselves in person. like that first white house trip for william's parents in 1985. nothing says welcome to america like a dance with travolta. later we were along for the ride on the royal's first trip to disney. the first reigning monarchs ever to step on american soil, william's great grandparents back in 1939 with europe on the brink of war. queen elizabeth first arrived just in time for the u.s. bicentennial in 1976. she spoke about the special link between our two countries. >> your declaration of independence broke that link, but it did not for long break our friendship. >> reporter: you've heard of the ki
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
success was matched by her very public struggles with substance abuse. nbc's peter alexander has our report. ♪ >> reporter: with her mastery of soul and jazz, amy winehouse sure didn't sound like a white jewish woman who grew up in the suburbs of london. ♪ i tell you i was troubled >> reporter: in 2008 winehouse won five grammys, critics and fans loved her with that unmistakable black beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos. her career soared and her influence on other singers, including british performer, adele, and lady gaga was almost immediate. >> there were elements of jazz, of motown, soul, all mixed up in something that was almost unearthly. >> by winehouse found herself powerless over her struggle with drugs and alcohol. she acknowledged her addiction in the song rehab. last month appearing to be high on something, winehouse was booed by an audience in belgrade, serbia, as she stumbled across the stage, unable to remember the lyrics of her songs, forcing her to cancel the tour. tonight fans gathered outside winehouse's north london home, stunned by her sudden deat
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 5:30pm PDT
peter alexander. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: it's been quite the honeymoon tour for the world's most famous newlyweds. who else could enjoy hey carriage ride and lobster on the shore of prince edward island one day and be serenaded just beneath the arctic circle next. william offered a simple thank you in an indigenous dialect. >> we're so excited to be here. [ speaking if foreign language ] [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: here in the northern birth place of hockey, canada's national sport, another royal welcome for the duke and duchess of the cambridge. kate won fans just by dropping the puck. william went 0 for 3 with calvin lowman. >> i'm still speechless. >> yes. >> reporter: yellowknife, the capital of the remote region five times the size of the united kingdom but with a small population of just 41,000, like mary lou murphy. >> it's a wonderful experience. >> reporter: the prince and his new bride have dazzled crowds at every stop. kate impressing observers with her natural confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that's recapturing interest in br
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
canadian spirit. peter alexander takes us north of the border. ♪ >> reporter: it's been quite the honeymoon tour for the world's most famous newlyweds. who else could enjoy a carriage ride followed by lobster on the shores of prince edward island one day and be serenaded by drummers just beneath the arctic circle the next? william offered a simple thank you in their dialect. >> we're so excited to be here. >> reporter: here in canada, another royal welcome for the duke and duchess of cambridge. kate won fans just by dropping the puck while william went 0 for 3 with calvin. >> i'm speechless. >> reporter: yellow knife, the capital of the northwest territories is a remote region five times the size of the united kingdom. but with a population of 41,000. >> i feel like a kid, you know? it's a wonderful experience. >> i'm prince william. >> reporter: the prince and his new bride dazzled crowds at every stop. kate impressing observers with national confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that is recapturing interest in britain's monarchy. like when the couple returned to
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
later this hour for live coverage of the shuttle landing, that's hosted by peter alexander. the landing is scheduled for 5:56 a.m. eastern time. >>> now to the rapidly approaching deadline of the nation's debt ceiling. yesterday president obama held more meetings on the issue as the push intensified for lawmakers to many kcome up withl before it's too late. we go to brian mooar. he's in washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the one thing president obama said he would not do is sign a short-term deal. but now the white house is signaling that he may do just that because time is running out. congress has to hammer out some kind of plan before that august 2nd deadline, but getting a deal done, written up and voted on is going to take some time. so president obama is now saying that he will basically sign off on something that could delay a debt ceiling raising for a couple of days, but not much more than that. the so-called gang of six, the bipartisan group of senators, is working feverishly to get a plan together and to get people on board. it looks like righ
NBC
Jul 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
determine the cause of death. peter alexander is in london with more. peter, good morning. >> natalie, good day to you. the autopsy results could be completed and released as early as this afternoon. inqui inquiry, formal investigation will also begin today. stumbling, incoherent and disoriented. amy winehouse who is clearly in no shape to perform in belgrade, serbia, in june, tour canceled. a month later at age 27, she was dead. >> i think a lot of people knew she was headed down this path. ♪ >> reporter: it was her 2006 gram grammy-winning "back to black" album that made her a global sensation. >> i think a lot of the pain and trouble that was in her life just came right out when she sang. >> reporter: as her celebrity soared, her life began to unravel. the young singer acknowledged addiction struggles with the song "rehab" here in her u.s. tv debut. >> amy tried just about everything. i mean, there was crack, there was cocaine, there was pot. >> reporter: before long, her personal misteps over shashadow her music. there were run-ins with the law, public fights, emergency hospital trips
NBC
Jul 3, 2011 11:00pm EDT
widows. peter alexander tonight with the story of one remarkable group of women united in loss finding a new passion for life. >> ready, set, go. >> reporter: they are fun-loving -- >> oh! >> reporter: -- and fearless. a brief group of women with something else in common, too. they are all military widows who lost their loved ones in iraq and afghanistan. taryn davis was just 21 when her husband, michael, was killed by a roadside bomb in iraq in 2007. >> one of the last things i said to him was "i love you more than life itself." >> reporter: living without michael is an everyday struggle. >> when i went out into the world, i just felt like they didn't want to embrace, you know, who i was, which was a military widow. and in the back of my mind i'm thinking, that title, it symbolizes my husband's sacrifice and my own. and if i can get through it, you know, maybe one day it can signify my survival. >> reporter: to help her own healing taryn began reaching out to other widows. but talking alone wasn't enough. soon taryn started organizing events like parasailing, surfing, even swi
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
ceremony of the 2012 olympic games in london. peter alexander is there to see how the city is preparing for the big event. peter, what is going on? >> reporter: chris, good morning. i got a good seat for you. different deal a year from now. 80,000 people will be inside that olympic stadium. you can see it behind us. they like to say they are bang on schedule when it comes to construction. they completed the construction of the building back there. the track is now being laid down. take a look at what has happened over the last several years from london as they celebrate the one-year outdate. this is the aquatic center. we were inside today for the unveili unveiling. it is unbelievable. it feels like you are entering the inside of a blue whale. $440 million to complete it. this is the spot where michael phelps hopes to tack on more gold. also throughout the area today, one of the things that makes this place unique is the iconic landmarks surrounding wembley stadium and the wimbledon center. the royal horse guard parade is the very spot where william and kate rode home in the carriage on
NBC
Jul 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
under way. nbc's peter alexander is checking it out and how they're getting prepared there. hey, peter. >> natalie, good morning to you. hat tip, of course, one of your favorite bands, the clash. london is definitely calling these days just a year out. the countdown officially under way. the folks hearsay, as they like to say, they are bang-on schedule when it comes to construction. the olympic stadium bed hind us is complete. what is going to make these games remarkable, iconic landmarks and world class sports centers. take a look. heavily anticipated venue one year from now is the royal horse guard parade. spot where billions of people watched william and kate ride home on their wedding day will be hosting beach volleyball next summer. they're preparing these days for a test event. more than 4,000 tons of sand arriving just in time of what's being touted as the game's crown you well jewel on the queen's doorstep. wimbledon, home of tennis, and wembley stadium hosting the soccer. also today for the first time, the aquatic center. $440 billion to build this where swimming sensation mic
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2011 11:00am EDT
event and a black-tie event. peter alexander is here with more. good morning, peter. >> reporter: alex, good morning to you. kate can officially say she's a california girl arriving here yesterday for what is her first ever trip to the united states. of course, with her husband, the prince in tow. then they head up here later today for a polo match known as the sport of kings fittingly. william will participate. kate will hand out the trophy. atrack five, young and glamorous, william and kate finally stepped out onto american soil friday in the city synonymous with celebrity. the first gift, a floral bouquet in red, white and blue. from the start the future king and queen requester given hollywood's motor treatment. their motorcades' movement tracked from the sky. on the ground fans showed up just to get a glimpse. >> we are fascinated with her. she is perfect in our eyes. >> reporter: their three-day trip blends business with pleasure. they will raise money for one of the prince's passions, the conservation of african wildlife. >> he has a very event union genuine concern for th
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 3:00am PDT
peter alexander would take off his shirt since it's soshirt. it's so hot this morning. this got weird. >> what else you got? >> jeff writes had hip surgery yesterday and can't get out of my hospital bed to change the channel. >> we removed the remote controls in hospital beds around the country. "morning joe" is up next. >>> the fact is, you can't solve our problem unless you do what? cut cap and balance. it doesn't matter what the polls are. we have to fix our country. this is the only viable plan right now that will do that. i will pet you a porterhouse steak, if it lands on his desk, he will sign that puppy. >> we will take that bed. i will refrain from saying it. the president will veto such a bill if it arrives on his decembering. >> a live look at a very hot and steamy new york city. get ready for another hot one. it's friday, july 22nd. welcome to "morning joe." we'll get to bill karins about the heat wave in a moment. with us, we have political writer for the "huffington post," sam stine. we have the chairman and co-publisher of the nye nearby daily news, warren zuckerman. any
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
peter alexander has more now on her life and her death. ♪ >> reporter: with her mastery of soul and jazz, amy winehouse sure didn't sound like a white jewish woman who grew up in the suburbs of london. ♪ i tell ya >> reporter: in 2008 winehouse won five grammys. critics loved her with that beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos. her career soared, and her influence on other singers was almost immediate. >> the elements of jazz, elements of motown, soul, all kind of mixed up in something that was almost unearthly. and it's out of timeness. >> reporter: but winehouse found herself powerless over drugs and alcohol. ♪ not going to make me go to rehab ♪ ♪ i said no, no, no >> reporter: she acknowledged her struggle with addiction in the song "rehab." making her tv debut on "the late show" with letterman. appearing to be high on something, winehouse was booed by an audience in serbia as she stomach umbled across the stagee to remember the lyrics of her song. her struggle seen later on youtube. last night, fans gathered outside her home stunned by her sudden death. >> we a
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
. here's peter alexander. >> reporter: it doesn't happen every day. hollywood's a-list crowd themselves star struck. the future king and queen of england spending their final night overseas at this black tie affair. easily the most glamorous affair of their 11-day honeymoon tour. >> i would like to thank colin firth for my perfect opening line. i have a voice. >> reporter: among those celebrities rubbing shoulders with the royals, nicole kidman, tom hanks and barbra streisand. on saturday, their only full day in america, the duke and duchess helicoptered into santa barbara for a polo match. all smiles for the royal couple. >> my father and my brother, harry, was as green as that grass outside when i told them i would be here today. >> reporter: guests paid up to $4,000 to attend the vip luncheon. >> the prince said to me, this is definitely going to give me the energy i need to win this match. >> reporter: william, said to be an excellent horseman, didn't disappoint. leading his team to victory with four goals. rewarded afterward by a rare public kiss and a silver tiffany tro
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2011 8:00am EDT
patients. nbc's peter alexander covering all things royal from montreal. a good sunday morning to you. what's the latest on their journey? >> reporter: another full day on tap today for william and indicate. tough to be the future king and queen, isn't it? these guys have a sunday prayer service, that's how they start off. for public events we're learning about some quiet time they've been able to carve out during course of this trip. friday in a window where we didn't see them, they shed their own security and went to the prime minister's exclusive retreat where william took his new bride on a rowboat to a quiet log cabin. beneath the glow of fireworks, the duke and duchess of cambridge boarded a royal canadian naval ship, setting sail up the saint lawrence rival to quebec city. the stops in quebec may prove the ultimate test of the couple's charm. just two years ago, demonstrators greeted william's father, prince charles, with violent protests. so far, this trip no real problems. late saturday, at a culinary academy in montreal, william and kate gave cooking a try, a skill the princ
NBC
Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm EDT
independence aside, americans can't seem to get enough of the royals. peter alexander has the story. >> reporter: any hard feelings left over from the american revolution have clearly dissipated in 235 years. the arrival this weekend of a charming young prince and his striking new bride has rekindled our love affair with british royalty. from king george vi and the king mother to charles and lady di, they have all crossed the pond to introduce themselves in person. like that first white house trip for william's parents in 1985. nothing says welcome to america like a dance with travolta. later, we were along for the ride on the royals' first trip to disney. the first reigning monarchs ever to stop on american soil, william's great grandparents in 1939 with europe on the brink of war. queen elizabeth first arrived just in time for the u.s. bicentennial in 1976. she spoke about the special link between our two countries. >> your declaration of independence broke that link, but it did not for long break our friendship. >> reporter: you've heard of the king's speech, but the queen's comm
NBC
Jul 2, 2011 6:30pm EDT
country next week. peter alexander is in montreal tonight. good evening, peter. >> reporter: get this. before it's all said and done today, william and kate will have spent barely six hours here in montreal before they head up the st. lawrence river to their next stop. you might say today that the u.k.'s future king an queen officially put down roots here in canada. even in a glamorous gray dress and heels, kate wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty as the newlyweds planted a tree in ottawa, a symbol of their love. joining the royals, more than a dozen couples celebrating 50 and 60 years together, all married on april 29th, the same day as william and kate. and in an exchange reminiscent of princess diana, the couple comforted a cancer patient. william and kate attended another ceremony, visiting with veterans and their families, but in many ways, this weekend's stop in quebec with its small separatists may prove the ultimate test of the couple's charm. two years ago, they greeted prince charles with violent protests. so far this trip, no problems. >> the monarchy was able to reconnect
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 2:30am PDT
space program? it's "way too early" for this. >>> good morning to you, i'm peter alexander, this is "way too early," the show that has never defied gravity but once can say it jumped off a friend's roof into the pool. the roof was low, to be fair. thanks for waking up with us this morning and watching us on msnbc. you're listening live on sirius xm radio. there is a lot, as we've said, going on today, including what has become a humid, hot, miserable weather pattern that is refudsing to go away. the worst hitting new york and much of the east coast today. the forecasters say it's only going to get worse. plus, as we mentioned live this half hour, we're going to bring you the final landing of the shuttle "atlantis." jay barbree will join us later in the show. jay, of course, a legend in this business. there's some old clips. he has been there for every space launch dating back to 1961. 50 proud years for those of you keeping score at home. >>> but first we want to get to the news right now live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. with this deadline 12 days away, there are
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. tha bless you. it's way too early for this. good morning. i'm peter alexander in for willie geist. guy it took a full week off.
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 5:30am EDT
why you're awake. >> okay, peter, kirby writes, woke up early hoping peter alexander would take off his shirt since it's soshirt. it's so hot this morning. this got weird. >> what else you got? >> jeff
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
, i'm peter alexander in again today for my friend, willie geist this is "way too early," the show that brought a few extra
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 2:30am PDT
out to the shore this weekend? it's way too early for this. >>> good morning to you, i'm peter alexander in for willie geist. this is "way too early." it is way too hot outside, the show so pale it sometimes gets burned under these florescent studio lights. glad you're up with us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com. let me know why you're awake right now or do as roger goodell and the boys do, text your response to 622639. we'll read your responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes are your cram session for this friday, july 22nd. there is a lot going on today, including a new deal from european leaders to offer greece another massive bailout, even as the country prepares to default on some of its debt. also, did you hear about this? rahm emanuel getting up and walking out midinterview, we're going to show you what prompted this abrupt exit during a casual chicago q&a. that's coming up a little bit later. >>> first live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city, with a deadline looming just 11 days away no
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
to the shore this weekend? it's way too early for this. >>> good morning to you, i'm peter alexander in for willie geist. this is "way too early." it is way too hot
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 2:30am PDT
>>> good morning to you, i'm peter alexander in again today for my friend, willie geist this is "way too early," the show that brought a few extra undershirts for the crew today, i'm just saying, it's a hot one. glad you're up with us this morning, listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an email or tweet me, just to let me know why you're awake right now. you can do what any member of the murdoch family does, text the word awake by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >>> the next 30 minutes are going to be your cram session for this tuesday, july 19th. there's a lot going on today. including the undocking of "atlantis" from the international space station. as the shuttle prepares to head home for the final time. >>> plus either this woman hired the worst wedding photographer in the world or these ain't wedding photos, they may be booking photographs, folks, we'll break down what happened to put this bride behind bars. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. we begin with developments surrounding the scandal threadening rupert
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 2:30am PDT
bless you. it's way too early for this. good morning. i'm peter alexander in for willie geist. guy it took a full week off. good for him. we're glad you're up with us this morning watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail or tweet me and let me know why you're awake right now. or you can do what skron any marbles does and text the word awake. we'll read the best responses later. you don't think anybody was asking marbles? yeah, sure, come right in. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this wednesday, july 20th. we have a lot going on today including a shocking new e-mail tirade from that tea party congressman alan west of florida to the new dnc chairwoman. we'll share that with you. also rupert murdoch's testimony gets "the daily show" treatment. you knew in was coming as jon stewart breaks down the proceedings most memorable moments, we'll show you what you missed. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing at a british parliament hearing to address that ongoing hacking scandal surrounding
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
gentlemen, it's our honor to take you over to the "morning joe" sports desk. peter alexander with the lead. is brian williams still here? you look good. apparently, we are seeing other people. a full day of meetings in atlanta. >> only brian can do that. you can't do that. >> in a sentence, there's a chance for players to vote. >> can i help him? >> if anybody needs 10,000 tickets to the hall of fame game, they are available. >> he feels great. >> if you lean, people think you are lying. be honest. all right. thank you. take it away. >> it's not proper anymore. i got nothing. up next -- coming up, we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] goodnight gluttony, a farewell long awaited. goodnight, stuffy. goodnight, outdated. goodnight old luxury and all of your wares. goodnight bygones everywhere. [ engine turns over ] good morning, illumination. good morning, innovation. good morning unequaled inspiration. [ male announcer ] the audi a8, chosen by car & driver as the best luxury sedan in a recent comparison test. chosen by car & driver as the best luxury sedan somewhere in america, there's a
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 11:00am PDT
committee. nbc's peter alexander joins us now live from london to tell us what else is going on there. peter, it looks like everything is almost ready for 2012. >> reporter: yeah. they say they are pretty much right on schedule, bang-on schedule is the way the british folks say it. to give you a sense though, a year from now, 80,000 people are going to be inside that olympic stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies will take place. it's also where track and field will happen. but right now aç year out ther are sort of duelling ceremonies taking place, one right adjacent to us at the aquatic center and the other one in trafalgar square that we were speaking about. here's the prime minister of britain, david cameron, speaking a short time ago. >> with a year to go, it's on time, it's on budget. the great stadium is finished, the aquatic finished, the velodrome is finished, and i think this can be a great advertisement for our country. >> reporter: also today we had a chance to speak to the sort of wild and wacky mayor of the city, boris johnson, and he said look at that place
MSNBC
Jul 2, 2011 8:00am EDT
includes a tree-planting ceremony and a trip to the canadian war museum. peter alexander is joining me live from montreal, canada, with all things royal. good morning to you, peter. >> good morning to you. this is really a day fit for a future queen, isn't it? just gorgeous up here. >> absolutely beautiful. let's talk about what the events today are schedule and how is the right couple being received? i can about imagine the applause and cheers, right? >> it's safe to say i think this country has a royal crush on kate resign. whenever her name is mentioned during speeches or remarks, whoever is talking is quickly flooded out by people cheering. they're just so excited to see her. of course, her young husband, prince william. you know, we have the fourth of july on monday. they have what's called canada day. yesterday they celebrated it here. when the queen came a year ago, there were 70,000 people here to greet her. in this country yesterday, 300,000 people gathering to see them. kate, despite the temperatures reaching well into the 90s, was as cool as a could you dumb ber. very comfor
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. on their last stop they mingled with a listers in tinsel town. peter alexander was with them. >> a picture perfect fine lee to william and kate's first american tour. the duke and duchess of cambridge saving their most meaningful stops for last. visiting underprivileged children at this los angeles inner cities arts program. the newlyweds seemed at ease enjoying their creative side putting their hands together in slabs of clay. later the royals showed their support at a job fair for american veterans. >> it's enormous that they're here. they are a military family. and they're the most celebrated military family in the world. >> the couple began sunday mingling with likes of reese witherspoon at an exclusive brunch promoting the conservation of african wildlife. but nothing compared to the glitz of saturday night. a black tie benefit where holiday's royalty was star stuck. kate stunning in alexander mcqueen. those diamond earrings on loan from queen elizabeth herself. and there for the only time in america they paused to greet a few fans. among the celebrities rubbing elbows with th
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
his bride brought out the stars and nbc's peter alexander was there and has more for us. >> reporter: it doesn't happen every day. hollywood's a-list crowd, themselves star struck. the future king and queen of england spending their final night overseas at this black tie affair. easily the most glamorous event of the nully wed's tour. >> i'd like to thank colin firth for my perfect opening line, "i have a voice. >> reporter: among the celebrities, nicole kidman, tom hanks and barbra streisand. on saturday, their only full day in america, the duke and duchess helicoptered into santa barbara for a charity polo match, all smiles on the red carpet. >> my father, the prince of wales, and my brother harry were as green as that grass outside when i told them i would be here today. >> reporter: guests paid up to $4,000 to attend the vip luncheon prepared by celebrity chef, gee atta deloren tas. >> the prince said this will give me the nrnlg i need to win this match. >> reporter: william didn't disappointed, leading his team to victory with four goals. rewarded afterward by a rare public kiss
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 9:00am EDT
family. nbc's peter alexander reports. >> reporter: it was easy for royal admirers to ignore the wet weather on prince edward island on monday because once again, and there was consensus on this, william and kate shined. >> kate's like just great. they're so perfect. so nice to see them. >> reporter: later william, a search and rescue helicopter pilot back home, took the controls of canadian's forces sea king. while kate snapped photos, the prince learned a nifty water landing maneuver called water birding. they weren't done with the water. going head to head in a boat race. the image alone reminding people of this shot of kate four years ago that catapulted her back in the spotlight shortly after they rekindled their romance. an monday after william's team won they seemed less like royalty, more like newlyweds. then there was that moment on sunday shortly after kate accepted a bouquet from this one girl, one man wished the duchess well starting her own family. kate thanked him and reportedly said, yes, i hope to. just four words, but if true the first time the future queen has s
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 6:00am PDT
could be completed today. peter alexander, nbc news, london. >>> in this country, this is shaping up to be one long, hot summer. consider this. last week 845 records were broken or tied. it's blistering heat wave but is it about to break? janice huff is outside on the plaza to tell us. what is it looking like in terms of relief? >> doesn't feel that bad this morning and we're expecting cooler temps in the northeast today. so, it really depends on where you live. yes, the northeast will get some relief. yesterday we had record heat as you mentioned earlier. boston in the 90s. 100 degrees in new york city. but today in the 80s to around 90. the jet stream is shifting south. the central portion of the country will not see relief. dallas, 25 consecutive days of 10 0-degree heat there and more is expected. not expecting that pattern to change for the next couple of weeks for that portion of the country, lester -- or jenna. >>> in washington politics, there appears to be progress in a bid to reach a deal on the debt ceiling. president obama and house speaker john boehner were back at th
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
go to the u.s. >> peter alexander, thank you. >>> coming up, why the nation's largest teachers union is throwing its support behind president obama despite some big differences. >>> plus millions of americans are look for work. many of the ones that are working are not getting much of a bump in their salaries except for a lot of the execs. they're getting a lot of this big money. >> announcer: this past year alone there's been a 67% spike in companies embracing the cloud-- big clouds, small ones, public, private, even hybrid. your data and apps must move easily and securely to reach many clouds, not just one. that's why the network that connects, protects, and lets your data move fearlessly through the clouds means more than ever. every day you live with the pain of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis could be another day you're living with joint damage. help stop the damage before it stops you by asking your rheumatologist about humira. for many adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis humira has been proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. humira's
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
peter alexander sitting in along with mike barnicle in boston. joining us here at the table, pat buchanan, jonathan capehart and ed rendell back at the table. nice to see you. visiting professor at nyu, gerald ford jr. we are going to go into the 2012 race coming up. who is the most likely alternative to mitt romney and who has the best chance to beat president obama. a look at the war in afghanistan. now the longest war. how do we get out? does obama's policy differ from president bush's and what is the effect for generations to come? joe and mika and willie join in the conversation later this hour. we begin with the debt crisis. they are trying to make a deal on the deficit. houses of congress are rolling out separate compromises to safe off a default. harry reid is meeting with mitch mcconnell to craft a solution to appeal to both parties. according to reports, this would do the following. it would allow the debt ceiling to be raised three times for a total of $2.5 trillion. in exchange, some $1.5 trillion in spending cuts would be enacted. the plan would be established to ide
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